Wedding day was full of surprises


IT WAS a day full of surprises, a memorable and happy occasion for everyone.

Yes, the bride wore white, the guests travelled from near and far and photos were taken with families and friends.

The wedding of Mike Colclough and Megan Rawson was a traditional ceremony, held in the beautiful setting of Westerkirk parish church by the Rev Scott McCarthy.

But Megan's father Richard Rawson had arranged some unexpected surprises for the happy couple who were accompanied by their sons Tom, eight, and Charlie, three.

He organised a procession from the church to the village hall where the reception was held. And the guests were primed to line both sides of the bridge waving wands with ribbons and bells.

Piper Iain Bell played A Highland Wedding as he led the couple along the road and the residents came out and applauded the wedding party.

Sweet manufacturer Mars agreed to make special M&Ms for the occasion and each guest received a packet. The food at the reception was provided by Border Hog Roast and there was an ice cream van as well.

Mr Rawson and his wife, Kathryn, live near Silloth and, sadly, she has terminal cancer. He said that Megan wanted to make sure her mother was able to attend the wedding.

Mike is a gamekeeper at Westerhall in Bentpath and Megan is a full-time mum to their two boys. Tom attends Langholm primary school.

Wednesday, September 20, 2017 at 11:26AM
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